Fast Grading: A Guide to Implementing Best Practices: Common Mistakes Educators Make with Grading Policies
ISBN: 1936763877
EAN13: 9781936763870
Language: English
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 10.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Fast Grading: A Guide to Implementing Best Practices: Common Mistakes Educators Make with Grading Policies

Book Overview
Embrace effective grading procedures that have the power to reduce failure rates, improve student discipline, encourage learning, and enhance morale. In this three-part guide, the author presents practical strategies teachers and administrators can use to ensure their grading practices center on four essential criteria: fairness, accuracy, specificity, and timeliness. Apply case studies, real-world feedback models, and interactive reflection questions gain support for grading reform, navigate implementation challenges, and more. Benefits Discover effective guides to resolving student behavior problems, tardiness, and academic dishonesty. Learn about the five mistakes educators often make that cause grading reform to fail. Understand how to gain the support of stakeholders for grading reform, even when opinions differ. Study how bad grading practices waste teachers time and how improved practices can save time. Consider the experiences of schools that have tackled grading challenges. Reflect on grading practices and plan improvements using exercises in every chapter. Contents Introduction FAST Grading: Fair, Accurate, Specific, and Timely Part I Building Relationships with Teachers, Parents, and Communities 1 Preparing for FAST Grading 2 Finding Common Ground in the Grading Debate 3 Gaining Teachers Perspectives on Grading Part II Implementing FAST Grading and Improving Best Practices 4 Establishing FAST Grading 5 Implementing Time-Saving Strategies for Busy Teachers 6 Grading Student Behavior Part III Considering FAST Feedback Throughout Schools, Systems, and Communities 7 Learning from Physical Education and the Arts 8 Considering the Contexts of Teaching and Leading